Underlying my artwork is the desire to question, prod and tease meaning from what appears to be on the surface primarily aesthetic objects.
Several of my projects use the documentary photograph as a foil to examine both the nature of photographic meaning and a personal or historical subject of importance to me. Past work engages the power of the photograph to address the social context of female culture, issues of home and familial relationships.
Current work examines the nature of a conceptually driven visual language that is embedded with literary references, textual ambiguities and social and political contradictions. Landscape, whether urban or rural is often referenced. Mapping serves both as a metaphor and a referent for deciphering meaning. Fragments of geographical information are overlaid with private snapshots and landscape imagery to explore the nature of personal photography and cultural memory. Aspects of visual theory are tweaked, re-presented and playfully challenged.